Sebastián López Flórez, joins the BISITE Research Group to carry out his doctoral thesis as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow. During his stay he will fulfill one of the objectives of the IoTalentum project, in which Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE group, participates as a member of the board of supervisors.
Sebastian is a mechatronics engineer and has completed a master’s degree in electrical engineering with a final project focused on computer vision for scene detection based on object semantics. Both degrees were received at the Technological University of Pereira (UTP). His research interests focus on the development of flexible, interpretable and scalable machine learning models, often involving deep learning, Gaussian processes and kernel learning.
In addition to developing methods that have societal impact, and comprehending the reasons behind their effectivness, Sebastain also understands the foundations for building models that learn and generalize. His work has been applied to time series, vision, NLP, public policy and medicine.
Smart grid research for IoTalentum
In our group he will be part of the IoTalentum project, a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Internet of Things Training Network. His participation in the project will revolve around the development of models that quantify uncertainty generating a reliable and secure response in smart grids while maintaining system stability associated with future generation, well-functioning infrastructure, and customer demand, as well as the integration of blockchain ensuring privacy by offering decentralized systems, following a practical implementation in the DREAM-GO model.